Neymar is ready to start for Barcelona, says Dani Alves
Barcelona favourite Dani Alves has spoken about the transfer of Neymar from Santos to the Spanish champions.
The Brazilian right-back has been waxing lyrical about the former Peixe star and is anticipating a successful season alongside his fellow countryman.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference, Alves told reporters: "I see him eager to play, happy and well integrated in the group."
These comments come before an eagerly anticipated clash between Barca and Malaga, who succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against a well-organised Valencia side at the weekend.
Neymar arrived at the Camp Nou for €57 million and he is anticipated to make his first start on Saturday against Malaga.
Alves went on to discuss how Neymar is ready to make a contribution in the starting line-up, after just two substitute appearances.
He added: "He can make a big contribution and he's ready to respond. He's ready to be a starter."